Our Top 10 New Recipes of 2022

Late Night with Dave Letterman-Style

Cosmic Brownies with colorful mini chips on a neon pink background

The Spruce/Bahareh Niati

What a year! We added over 400 new recipes to our library in 2022. It is no small feat. Our passionate and curious team of developers, writers, testers, photographers, and editors took no shorts and you responded with your favorites. Thank you. So, we are taking it back, in more ways than one, to highlight our top 10 new recipes of 2022. For those who remember the top 10 lists of Late Night with David Letterman, we will count backwards presenting the top recipe last. Begin to insert your favorite celebrity's voice now.

So strap on an apron, turn up a top hits of 2022 playlist, and get dirty with these bites. Some will be quick, while others are bulletproof, and totally cosmic, dude. And if you make your gummy crystals correctly, you might even receive (or give) a marriage proposal.

DISCLAIMER: The Spruce Eats does not guarantee a proposal. All proposals are subject to careful consideration and the proposer's ability to effectively clean the kitchen after dinner.

No. 10 - The Dirty Shirley

Dirty Shirley

The Spruce Eats / Julia Hartbeck

Yes, our favorite childhood want-to-be-an-adult-at-the-restaurant mocktail has grown up, moved to the bar, and become a dirty but happy barfly. Sidling up to the No. 10 spot comes this boozy social media darlin'. We hope Mrs. Shirley Temple Black is giving us her signature wink and smile.

No. 9 - Italian Hot Dogs

A platter of hot dogs topped with mustard, peppers, onions, and fried potatoes

The Spruce Eats / Cara Cormack

What makes these hot dogs Italian, you ask? It's all about the bun, baby. Whether an Italian roll or a bread made of pizza dough. Originally created in New Jersey in the early 1930s, this recipe has made it to the No. 9 spot on our list. Salute!

No. 8 - Kohakutou

kohakutou crystal candies cut out in pink purple, jade green and lime green spread out on lined baking sheet

The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

There is no wonder why these edible crystal gummy candies are a winner from first sight. Made of sugar, water, flavoring, and agar agar, this beautiful Japanese sweets recipe wiggles into the No. 8 spot.

No. 7 - Cosmic Brownies

Cosmic Brownies

The Spruce/Bahareh Niati

Now joining us in the No. 7 spot from The Spruce Eats' time machine, the recipe of 1990s cosmic brownies. They might not be what you think they are (far out, man) and thank heavens they aren't because you will want to eat the whole pan of these fudgy, ganache-y brownies in one sitting.

No. 6 - Quick Cucumber Salad

Quick cucumber salad with rings of shallot and cucumber set on a slate blue tile counter

The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

We absolutely understand you most certainly have been making this No. 6 perfect recipe for eons. If not, it's only a cucumber and some pantry ingredients away with variations galore to make it your own. In fact, you can make it now to consume while moving into our top 5 recipes for 2022. Dear cucumbers, thank you for your service.

No. 5 - Southern Caramel Cake

Southern Caramel Cake - yellow cake with caramel frosting

The Spruce Eats/Bahareh Niati

What is not to love about this cake recipe? Yellow cake swathed in caramel frosting. Period. End of story. We are proud of your strong showing in the No. 5 spot. Welcome to The Spruce Eats' library. We say, "let them eat THIS cake!"

No. 4 - Bulletproof Coffee

bulletproof coffee in glass mugs

The Spruce/Diana Chistruga

If you are a coffee lover and have yet to try it "bulletproof", you are missing a moment to add grass-fed butter to your cup and live your best life. For a simple coffee recipe to come in the No. 4 spot of our list says something. Plus the recipe has been reviewed by our medical professionals so you have all of the information to make the best choice for you.

No. 3 - The Grinder Sandwich

Grinder sandwiches

The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

This recipe better show up in the No. 3 spot because I certainly ate my share in my West Philly days at University of Pennsylvania. Meaty, fresh, and bright, it is an entire meal in a sub roll and you can sign me up for it anytime. It's also perfect for travel as the sandwich and marinated condiment salad can be kept separate until ready for assembly.

No. 2 - Marry Me Chicken

Marry Me Chicken

The Spruce Eats / Bahareh Niati

Yes, you read that right. Coming in in the No. 2 spot is a recipe demanding matrimony, or is it asking? Either way this one-pot, easy weeknight chicken dish will bring all the spouses, real or imagined, to the yard. And if for no one else, just say "I do" and enjoy every bite of it alone with a Dirty Shirley in tow.

No. 1 - Easy Oven Egg Bites

Easy Oven Egg Bites on a platter and on plates

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

And in the No. 1 spot of our top 10 list of new recipes for 2022, the incredible edible egg showed us it has still got it, and in a small bite. This recipe uses a muffin tin to make individual and personalized egg muffins that are perfect for weekly meal prep and grab-n-go mornings with a cup of bulletproof coffee and leaves us chanting, "you're No. 1!"